Are you healthy? Or better yet, do you think you’re healthy? When most women are asked these questions, they often brush it off. We often feel that it’s our role to look after other people first, so we tend to think about our husbands and children before we take care of ourselves. We know about well-baby clinics, but we don’t have well-women clinics. Still, women should understand that they need to take care of themselves even if they feel "well"--and that well doesn't just mean "not unwell."

If you’re clueless about how to see to your own well-being, don’t worry. We’ve culled good advice to get you on the right track.

Read these articles for more health tips:

(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Health section as "Health Check" in September 2005; adapted for use in Female Network)

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